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FanDuel Fades: November 10

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

There were only four games on Sunday and one on Monday, so most teams are well rested for tonight's activities, which will feature 12 games.  Everyone has had at least one day off given that the only squads to play on Monday - Arizona and Anaheim - are off tonight.

 

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Remember to come back later in the day to check for confirmation on the starting goaltenders and keep an eye on the injured players list.


Nazem Kadri C (Toronto) - $6,200

 

I have high hopes for Kadri, but so far this season he has a lukewarm six points and minus-four rating in 14 contests.  He's likely to improve as the campaign goes on - after all his 1.7 shooting percentage is way out of whack with his norm - but I can't recommend taking a chance on him on a night that features such a wide selection of great and bargain centers.

 

Marian Gaborik LW (Los Angeles Kings) - $6,800

 

Through 14 games, Gaborik has just one goal and one assist this season.  To make matters worse, he logged just 11:04 minutes on Saturday.  Wait for him to show some sign of turning things around before betting on him.

 

Ryan Johansen C (Columbus) - $7,100

 

We're still waiting to see if Johansen will be able to excel under new bench boss John Tortorella.  So far he has no goals and two assists in six contests under Tortorella, which obviously isn't encouraging.  On top of that, he hasn't logged more than 18:44 minutes in a single game since the coaching change and has finished below the 17-minute mark in three of the six contests.  By contrast he averaged 19:30 minutes in 2014-15.

 

Jakub Voracek RW (Philadelphia) - $7,500

 

We're 14 games into the season and Voracek still hasn't found the back of the net.  He does have five assists, but that's not enough to make up for it, especially when coupled with his minus-five rating.  He should heat up as the season goes on, but he isn't worth gambling on yet, given his price point.

 

Mark Giordano D (Calgary) - $6,800

 

Giordano is still trying to settle down this season.  He has found the back of the net four times, but he also has just two assists and a minus-seven rating in 15 contests.  There's too many alternatives available tonight to make gambling on Giordano look like a reasonable risk.

 

James Reimer G (Toronto) - $6,900

 

Reimer is likely to start tonight, but as of the time this was written, it wasn't confirmed (check at our probable goaltenders below later in the afternoon as it will be updated).  Assuming he starts though, he's not worth gambling on.  There might be some temptation to save money on goaltending, especially seeing as Reimer was solid against Dallas on Nov. 2, but the Stars are still one of the best offensive teams in the league and the Leafs are one of the worst overall.  I wouldn't roll the dice on Reimer having another strong outing against them.

 

Nick Foligno RW (Columbus) - $6,500

 

Perhaps his 2014-15 campaign was an anomaly.  He certainly seems to have fallen back to Earth as he has just one goal, six points, and a minus-17 rating in 15 contests this season.

 

Josh Bailey LW (NY Islanders) - $5,500

 

Bailey was listed as a healthy scratch for Sunday's game.  While he might be back in the lineup tonight, the benching highlights his recent struggles.

 

Mike Fisher C (Nashville) - $5,700

 

Is Fisher off to a slow start or is the fact that he has just four points in 13 games reflective of the fact that he's 35 years old?  Either way, I can't recommend taking a chance on him at this time.

 

Erik Karlsson D (Ottawa) - $8,100

 

There's no question Karlsson is an amazing defenseman, but on tonight in particular, I think you're better off exploring your other options.  Thus far Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Burns, Roman Josi, and John Carlson have all matched or surpassed Karlsson in terms of FanDuel points per game and all four of those defensemen are genuinely great players that are capable of continuing to produce at a high level.  What separates them apart from Karlsson is the cost.  Karlsson is the most expensive defenseman up for grabs today by a significant amount.   In the case of Carlson and Josi, the gap is roughly $2,000.  There's just a lot of options today to save some money on defense without compromising.

 

 

Goaltenders

St. Louis (Jake Allen) confirmed @ New Jersey (Cory Schneider) confirmed

Carolina (Cam Ward) @ NY Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) confirmed

Colorado (Reto Berra) confirmed @ Philadelphia (Michal Neuvirth) confirmed

Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom) confirmed @ Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) confirmed

Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed @ Detroit (Petr Mrazek) confirmed

Buffalo (Chad Johnson) confirmed @ Tampa Bay (Ben Bishop) confirmed

Calgary (Karri Ramo) confirmed @ Florida (Roberto Luongo) confirmed

Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed @ Nashville (Pekka Rinne) confirmed

Winnipeg (Ondrej Pavelec) confirmed @ Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) confirmed

Toronto (James Reimer) confirmed @ Dallas (Antti Niemi) confirmed

Arizona (Mike Smith) confirmed @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick) confirmed

NY Islanders (Thomas Greiss) confirmed @ San Jose (Martin Jones) confirmed

Ryan Dadoun
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